Grateful Dead Live at County Fairgrounds on 1968-05-18
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Afternoon concert; Other artists on bill:
The Doors, The Animals, Big Brother & The Holding Co., Youngbloods, Electric Flag,
Jefferson Airplane, Kaleidoscope, Country Joe & The Fish, Taj Mahal.
The Grateful Dead played later this evening at the Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
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- Santa Clara, CA
- Run time
- Taped by
- Jorma Kaukonen
- Transferred by
- Chris Ladner and Bill Koucky
- County Fairgrounds
Subject: Love Spring '68 concerts
Subject: Outstanding (but poor sound)
The sound is poor, but well worth the listen.
The mostly fully formed Mt.Jam that I've heard.
Good stage banter/interviews.
Subject: Blistering......location should read San Jose
Venue is located in the city San Jose....
Subject: Jorma Kaukonen
a good look into 68, also check out
for a great review!
Subject: Wild and hairy set
The “Mountain Jam” riff was common in this period -- it’s on Anthem of the Sun.
The set ends in dynamite feedback, gradually subsiding to a single tap of the cymbal. Masterful.
There are better-quality recordings from 1968. Here, Pigpen’s vocal is low, but this recording is better than another version here at Archive.org.
Subject: What a Source
Subject: A Past From The Blast
Since this was for me about the 20th time seeing the Dead, I didn't really pay that much attention, but I should have. This performance kicks!
I am a little embarrassed to admit I was there to see the Doors (my favorites at the time), Electric Flag and the Animals (who were not very good). The other bands on the bill were familiar enough to me having seen all of them numerous times at the Fillmore, and the Avalon; as well as Golden Gate Park SF and Provo Park Berkeley where they held Sunday afternoon free concerts.
That day was sunny and warm with a gentle breeze: a great day for music.
We lucked out again and got a ride all the way home.
With an outstretched thumb as your chief mode of transport it was usually easier to get a ride home from a show than it was to get to one.
Have to award this show 4 stars due to historical significance and energetically wonderful, balls out performance by the Pigpen-led boys from Palo Alto.
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